Tagged: Process

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Painting: The Work’s The Thing

The real struggle begins when I put brushes down until that moment when I can force myself to pick them up again. Paradoxical I guess that the thing that gives me the most fulfillment can be the most difficult to begin[…]

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Strategies: The In’s And Out’s Of Painting

Charles LeClair…talks about the “strategies” that contemporary painters employ to create their work. Here the artist chooses how he will proceed based on the color strategies he decides to use. Maybe the path will become naturally straighter as I go, I don’t know; I guess I could decide to make it so at any time. But painting for me is a searching out and I’m not sure there has to be any goal other than expression for the moment […]

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Speaking On Art #12

Speaking On Art is evolving, developing it’s own identity apart from The Painter’s Tongue, but is still warmly connected and anticipated. I personally look forward to what will appear in my email for inclusion in the next issue […]

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The Art Of Meaning: The Elusive Why

The way to meaning is by process–doing over and over again. And deep down I think that the meaning will never be precise, it will always be developing, will always be in motion. Key to producing is in the realization that what I am doing is important, has meaning, before I even know what that meaning is […]

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The Process Screams: Work And Fulfillment

The artist’s mantra, still today, is “process”, though the definition has changed a bit. The doing of art–emersion in the process–is set high on a spiritual pedestal; it’s a pathway to God, a way of connecting to the soul or to the universe or what have you. I can’t dispute it, but I see a tendency to take something lauded from the past and imbue it with meaning beyond the original intent; it’s kind of like our elation when we see an old master’s painting that we had previously seen featured in books

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Speaking On Art #11

If there is a theme for this issue of Speaking On Art I think it would be one of “process”. Process comes in different forms. There is a process that allows one art movement to flow into a variation of it’s self or into something seemingly new. Process is also to art what meditation is to Buddhism […]

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Process Of Painting/Healing: A Poem By Carole Guthrie

I listen to music when I paint sometimes, believing the mood will cover the canvas. When the Scottish music plays, I think of heather, and the Royal botanical gardens of Edinburgh, the city that lies beneath a castle. That’s when the brush gets dipped into sap green and cobalt blue, and the vacant space of the white canvas is filled with oozing wet acrylics